Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, it’s Septicflesh’s Sumerian Daemons, which came out (depending on where you check) either today or February 18th of 2003.
The vocals on Septicflesh’s 6th album are really interesting. I really enjoy atmospheric death metal like this. I think it adds another element to the music, and makes it a bit more ‘artsy’ in a sense. There’s some choir work behind some of the tracks that kicks the feeling up even further. It’s really heavy in an atmospheric sense.
A more atmospheric album means that the riffs are going to inevitably fall to the backside. The riffs to this album definitely aren’t as packed and massive as most death metal albums. Essentially, it’s an album that uses atmosphere to feel heavier, rather than riffs. Towards the end of the album, the tracks started to fade together in my mind.
Favorite Tracks: “Infernal Sun,” “Virtues of the Beast,” “When All is None.”
It’s an amazing album if you like atmospheric music. If you’re a person that listens to death metal for the insane riffs, you’ll be greatly disappointed here. I think liking this album will depend on whether or not you can enjoy atmospheric music. I enjoyed it thoroughly, but it’s pretty easy to see it won’t do anything for others.